We all know that the most tranquil scene in the world can be ruined by a jarring or irritating noise (no one wants to arrive at their holiday resort to find construction works going on).
Studies have even shown that we are less likely to be kind or helpful to others if there is a jarring sound in our environment!
It puts us on edge psychologically, and that’s not what we want when we are in our private home garden.
Now, we may not be able to control a lot of the external sounds that come into our garden, but we can create and add our own sounds to help us take control of the soundscape.
If you are lucky enough to start with a blank auditory canvas, that’s fantastic.
But if the sounds of traffic, railway lines, or commercial activities are already present, then all the more reason to make your own impact and help shape the audio environment of your garden.